NOKEMONO - JAPAN

From The Black World – 1979 – Sounds Marketing System


  
 
Members

S= ACE [YUKIHIRO NAKAYA]
G= BUNCHAN [BUNZO SATO] – ROLLA [SHIGEO NAKONO]
B= CHERRY [MASAAKI CHIKURA]
D= POPEYE [TADASHI HIROTA]



History

This early Japanese band lasted only a year and a half, but managed to issue an album in the space. Heavy metal bands in Japan of the ‘70s were scarce and Nokemono (alongside Bow Wow) is considered a pioneering band. The band won the MidLand '78 Rock Competition hosted by Yamaha Music and obtained the Judas Priest opening slot. The band is rumoured to have regrouped for one-off shows.

Nokemono translates to ‘beast’ in Japanese.

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